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Affordable housing is subject of Newsmakers Breakfast Feb. 28

Hundreds of people stood in line in the cold and rain for hours in late January in hopes they could land a place in a new affordable housing development in Charlotte.


People were applying at the Mezzanine at Freedom, which will have 185 units. But the same issue is apparent in North Mecklenburg where many workers are priced out of the housing market.

Cornelius Today and Business Today will host a Newsmakers Breakfast on Feb. 28 at The Peninsula Club on the subject of affordable housing.

Laura Belcher, the CEO of Habitat for Humanity, Cindy Reid of Davidson


Affordable Housing, and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham will be the featured speakers.

The Q&A over breakfast will take a look at the solutions for the workforce housing crisis that is affecting not just Charlotte, but Cornelius and the surrounding North Mecklenburg towns.

Newsmakers Breakfasts, which cost $12 to attend, are open-forum Q&As with people who make the news. Anyone can ask a question.

Doors open at 7:15 a.m. for networking. The buffet-style breakfast gets under way


at 7:30 a.m.

The Q&A begins at 8:05 a.m. and concludes at 9 a.m. The $12 cost includes a full country breakfast.

Reserve a seat by calling 704-895-1335 with Visa or MasterCard.

The Presenting Sponsor is Ckezepis Law Firm, based in Huntersville. Breakfast Sponsors include Master Title and Aquesta Bank. Coffee Sponsors include Davidson Wealth Management, Dixie Dean & Christina Stone from Allen Tate Realtors and Irvin Law Group.